The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 250 275 271
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 182 138 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 8.46% 6.82% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 90 91
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£368 £349 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £218 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £22.83 £39.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.20% +58.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2152 2022 1790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.22% 8.82% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1265 1047
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 140 149
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.37% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 44 £404 +19.62% 3
Croydon -5 6 £400 +7.38% 3
Wembley - 6 £295 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 301 (83.38%) VMware
2 282 (78.12%) Windows
3 183 (50.69%) Active Directory
3 183 (50.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 174 (48.20%) Microsoft
5 153 (42.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (41.27%) Citrix
7 135 (37.40%) SAN
8 117 (32.41%) Cisco
9 103 (28.53%) XenApp
9 103 (28.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 92 (25.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (24.38%) DNS
12 81 (22.44%) SQL Server
12 81 (22.44%) Linux
13 78 (21.61%) Finance
14 76 (21.05%) MS Exchange
14 76 (21.05%) HP
15 75 (20.78%) Firewall
16 74 (20.50%) ITIL
17 72 (19.94%) NetApp
18 70 (19.39%) MS Excel
19 66 (18.28%) IIS
19 66 (18.28%) Hyper-V
20 62 (17.17%) Data Centre
21 60 (16.62%) SQL
21 60 (16.62%) WAN
22 56 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2010
23 54 (14.96%) PowerShell
23 54 (14.96%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 66 (18.28%) IIS
3 56 (15.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 34 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (8.86%) OpenStack
7 29 (8.03%) SharePoint
8 23 (6.37%) Lync
9 16 (4.43%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (3.32%) WebSphere
11 10 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.66%) Apache
14 6 (1.66%) Tomcat
15 5 (1.39%) JBoss
15 5 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 70 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.76%) MS Office
3 13 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.03%) Office 365
3 24 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (5.54%) IaaS
5 15 (4.16%) PaaS
6 4 (1.11%) SaaS
7 3 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.83%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 135 (37.40%) SAN
2 88 (24.38%) DNS
3 75 (20.78%) Firewall
4 60 (16.62%) WAN
5 54 (14.96%) LAN
6 51 (14.13%) VPN
7 49 (13.57%) DHCP
7 49 (13.57%) NetScaler
8 42 (11.63%) VLAN
9 41 (11.36%) TCP/IP
10 31 (8.59%) NAS
11 28 (7.76%) SSL
12 27 (7.48%) Internet
13 26 (7.20%) MPLS
14 22 (6.09%) LDAP
15 21 (5.82%) Network Security
16 17 (4.71%) SMTP
17 15 (4.16%) SNMP
18 14 (3.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 11 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.22%) Big Data
5 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.83%) MySQL
7 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (6.65%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.54%) Subversion
3 7 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.39%) MSI
5 3 (0.83%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.28%) Mockito
6 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
6 1 (0.28%) jMock
6 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (21.61%) Finance
2 27 (7.48%) Banking
3 13 (3.60%) Investment Banking
3 13 (3.60%) Back Office
4 6 (1.66%) Legal
5 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.39%) Law
5 5 (1.39%) Retail
6 3 (0.83%) French Language
6 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 2 (0.55%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (15.51%) Architect
3 36 (9.97%) Administrator
4 30 (8.31%) Analyst
5 27 (7.48%) Consultant
5 27 (7.48%) Infrastructure Architect
6 24 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (6.37%) Server Engineer
7 23 (6.37%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (5.82%) Wintel Engineer
9 18 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (4.43%) Citrix Engineer
11 15 (4.16%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.16%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.88%) VMware Engineer
13 12 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.05%) Citrix Consultant
14 11 (3.05%) Windows Administrator
14 11 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.93%) .NET
2 21 (5.82%) Web Services
3 7 (1.94%) Middleware
3 7 (1.94%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.83%) WCF
4 3 (0.83%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.28%) PowerMock
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.28%) Apache CXF
6 1 (0.28%) RESTful
6 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.28%) Spring
6 1 (0.28%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) Flash
6 1 (0.28%) J2EE
6 1 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.17%) Data Centre
2 49 (13.57%) Clustering
3 32 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.88%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.32%) Client/Server
7 11 (3.05%) EqualLogic
8 10 (2.77%) PKI
9 9 (2.49%) Replication
9 9 (2.49%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.22%) CLARiiON
11 7 (1.94%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.94%) FlexPod
12 6 (1.66%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.66%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.11%) Spread Betting
13 4 (1.11%) Celerra
14 3 (0.83%) EMC VNX
14 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 282 (78.12%) Windows
2 153 (42.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (28.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (25.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 81 (22.44%) Linux
6 39 (10.80%) Windows 7
7 36 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (8.31%) UNIX
9 13 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.77%) AIX
10 10 (2.77%) SUSE
11 9 (2.49%) Solaris
12 7 (1.94%) CentOS
12 7 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.66%) Android
14 5 (1.39%) VMS
14 5 (1.39%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.11%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (20.50%) ITIL
2 45 (12.47%) Migration
3 36 (9.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (8.59%) Configuration Management
6 29 (8.03%) Service Delivery
7 28 (7.76%) DevOps
8 27 (7.48%) Load Balancing
9 18 (4.99%) Change Management
10 17 (4.71%) Project Management
11 16 (4.43%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.60%) E-Discovery
12 13 (3.60%) SOA
12 13 (3.60%) Data Analytics
12 13 (3.60%) Analytics
13 12 (3.32%) Server Building
14 11 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (3.05%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (2.49%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.62%) SQL
2 54 (14.96%) PowerShell
3 31 (8.59%) Perl
4 30 (8.31%) Python
5 26 (7.20%) Ruby
6 24 (6.65%) Java
7 20 (5.54%) PHP
8 15 (4.16%) VBScript
9 10 (2.77%) VB
9 10 (2.77%) C
9 10 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.83%) C#
10 3 (0.83%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (9.70%) MCSE
3 34 (9.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 33 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (6.09%) CCNA
6 20 (5.54%) MCITP
7 16 (4.43%) Citrix Certification
8 15 (4.16%) CCNP
9 14 (3.88%) Security Cleared
10 10 (2.77%) MCSA
11 9 (2.49%) Degree
11 9 (2.49%) VCP5
12 8 (2.22%) VCAP
13 7 (1.94%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.66%) MCTS
14 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.39%) MCP
15 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.26%) SLA
2 11 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.39%) QA
5 4 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 183 (50.69%) Active Directory
1 183 (50.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (28.53%) XenApp
3 66 (18.28%) Hyper-V
4 50 (13.85%) vCloud
5 45 (12.47%) XenDesktop
6 39 (10.80%) VMware ESX
7 34 (9.42%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (8.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (3.60%) KVM
10 11 (3.05%) NFS
11 9 (2.49%) XenServer
12 7 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.94%) UAG
13 6 (1.66%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.39%) ISA Server
15 4 (1.11%) Xen
16 3 (0.83%) Firmware
16 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (9.70%) Puppet
2 34 (9.42%) SCCM
3 21 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (5.26%) ZABBIX
5 16 (4.43%) SCOM
6 11 (3.05%) Backup Exec
6 11 (3.05%) EdgeSight
7 8 (2.22%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.94%) Nagios
8 7 (1.94%) ARCserve
8 7 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.66%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.66%) Rundeck
10 5 (1.39%) vMotion
10 5 (1.39%) Kibana
10 5 (1.39%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.11%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.83%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.83%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 301 (83.38%) VMware
2 174 (48.20%) Microsoft
3 149 (41.27%) Citrix
4 117 (32.41%) Cisco
5 76 (21.05%) HP
6 72 (19.94%) NetApp
7 44 (12.19%) IBM
8 41 (11.36%) EMC
8 41 (11.36%) Red Hat
9 35 (9.70%) Dell
10 31 (8.59%) CheckPoint
11 28 (7.76%) Juniper
12 24 (6.65%) Oracle
12 24 (6.65%) AppSense
13 23 (6.37%) F5
14 21 (5.82%) Brocade
15 20 (5.54%) 3PAR
15 20 (5.54%) CommVault
16 19 (5.26%) Perforce
17 18 (4.99%) New Relic
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago